Frustrated by a Jockey advertisement and Australian Olympic Team promotional materials that primarily feature white athletes, Liz Cambage has threatened to boycott the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Her insistence on the equitable representation of athletes of color and Indigenous athletes is consistent with her past comments on matters of identity.
This past weekend, members of the US Women’s National Basketball Team participated in a four-day mini-camp, possibly their only training camp opportunity before this summer’s 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. What might the team that takes on the world in Tokyo look like?
You asked. The Basketball Gods answered. Four Olympic gold medal-winning games for USA Basketball Women’s National Team on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET tonight (Thursday, April 23).
Expanded training program positions women’s basketball players of Team USA to be viewed as the icons they are
Adopting a plan developed by Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi, USA Basketball will pay players to train in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at which the team will seek its seventh-straight gold medal. Will publicity efforts and corporate support also be expanded?
According to multiple reports, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley will named Team USA head coach tomorrow.